A Comparative Feminist Reflection on Race and Gender

A Comparative Feminist Reflection on Race and Gender 7 – See Lewis Gordon, An Introduction to Africana Philosophy (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008), and Robert Gooding-Williams, In the Shadow of Du Bois: Afro-Modern Political Thought in America (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2009). 8 – See Mills, The Racial Contract, and Alcoff, Visible Identities. A Comparative Feminist Reflection on Race and Gender Li-Hsiang Lisa Rosenlee Professor of Philosophy, University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu lihsiang@hawaii.edu Bryan W. Van Norden’s Taking Back Philosophy is a long-awaited and much-needed manifesto on multicultural curricula in the academic disci- pline of philosophy, which has up to now been stubbornly persistent in its monolithic approach to the teaching of its own self-defined genealogy, its origin, its methodology, and its very essence. As Van Norden points out, philosophy has a serious diversity problem. Only a handful of graduate programs have full-time faculty teaching non-Western philosophy. No other discipline in the humanities or social sciences, other than those specifically designated as Anglo-European area studies, has been so lopsided in its curricula and student makeup as the resolutely and decisively Anglo-Europe- centered discipline of philosophy. Eighty-six percent of its Ph.D.s are granted to non-Hispanic whites. Compounding this Anglo-European identity is philosophy’s phallic-centrism: among all the Humanities http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophy East and West University of Hawai'I Press

A Comparative Feminist Reflection on Race and Gender

Philosophy East and West, Volume 69 (2) – Aug 13, 2019

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7 – See Lewis Gordon, An Introduction to Africana Philosophy (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008), and Robert Gooding-Williams, In the Shadow of Du Bois: Afro-Modern Political Thought in America (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2009). 8 – See Mills, The Racial Contract, and Alcoff, Visible Identities. A Comparative Feminist Reflection on Race and Gender Li-Hsiang Lisa Rosenlee Professor of Philosophy, University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu lihsiang@hawaii.edu Bryan W. Van Norden’s Taking Back Philosophy is a long-awaited and much-needed manifesto on multicultural curricula in the academic disci- pline of philosophy, which has up to now been stubbornly persistent in its monolithic approach to the teaching of its own self-defined genealogy, its origin, its methodology, and its very essence. As Van Norden points out, philosophy has a serious diversity problem. Only a handful of graduate programs have full-time faculty teaching non-Western philosophy. No other discipline in the humanities or social sciences, other than those specifically designated as Anglo-European area studies, has been so lopsided in its curricula and student makeup as the resolutely and decisively Anglo-Europe- centered discipline of philosophy. Eighty-six percent of its Ph.D.s are granted to non-Hispanic whites. Compounding this Anglo-European identity is philosophy’s phallic-centrism: among all the Humanities

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